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A slim crochet bag strap that won’t stretch
Do you want a no stretch strap for a crochet bag? Saggy crochet straps on bags – absolutely no one has time for that! I recount the time I had some potatoes in a crochet market bag and even at my 5’11 height the bag straps stretched down nearly to my knees! I have solutions.
This style of strap needs hardware. It is not worked directly onto the bag.
This is one of the five options I have on this website for you to make a bag strap that won’t sag to your knees.
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This post is for the crochet strap for bags style that is attached via hardware or with an opening in the top crochet rows of the bag. The other style uses the same principles but is worked directly in the top rows of the bag. See the post for a woven look crochet bag strap . Both have video tutorials located at the end of the post.
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While this strap likely won’t be suited to a market bag, it is great for fashion bags of all types. (for a no stretch crochet bag strap worked directly into the top of the bag check out this post.)
I developed this no stretch purse strap for the Camellia designer crochet bag and not only is it attractive but it has very little stretch. I use the principles of low and no stretch crochet stitches below to create a variety of no stretch bag strap options.
Tips to make a purse strap with little to no stretch
- Use a no stretch (or very little stretch) yarn like cotton.
- Go down one or two sizes of the hook recommended on the yarn you’re using. This reduces space to stretch with every row and every stitch.
- Use supportive stitches that work together to support the stitches above and next to them.
Using hardware to attach a bag strap
To attach a crochet strap to your bag, it is important to consider the type of strap that will work best with your bag. Not every strap style is suitable for every bag.
There are several options available to attach your strap. One popular method is to add the strap once the bag is completed, rather than working it into the body design. This allows for more flexibility in choosing the strap style and ensures that it complements the overall look of the bag.
To do this you will use hardware to attach the strap. This can be done by sewing on D-rings or swivel hooks to the bag- or wooden rings, and then attaching the strap to these hardware pieces. This method provides a secure attachment and allows for easy removal or interchangeability of the strap. Whether you use metal or wood all depends on the style of bag you’re making!
Additionally, you can consider using magnetic snaps or lobster clasps to attach the strap to the bag.
When choosing the hardware for attaching the strap, make sure to select pieces that are sturdy and durable, as they will bear the weight of the bag. It is also important to consider the aesthetic appeal of the hardware and ensure that it complements the overall design of the bag.
By carefully considering the attachment method and selecting the appropriate hardware, you can create a crochet strap that not only adds functionality to your bag but also enhances its overall appearance.
I recommend attaching it how it’s shown here wrapping around the handle holder you’ve chosen. Just make sure to go up 2-3 inches in the back to give a good secure attachment. Don’t simply wrap it around the strap holder. Think of it like roots on a tree. The longer ones support a large sturdy tree.
*Anchor it on the inside of the bag with a washer, knot or large wood toggle.
*Once it’s in place close it off to create a circle.
Pattern to crochet a slim no stretch strap for bags
Crochet desired length with your small hook. (go smaller than the recommended size on your yarn label).
Row 1: in second chain from hook, hdc across row. chain 2 turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, dc under and between the front facing V’s creating a wrapped effect. The arrow is pointing between front facing v’s where you insert the hook. Work the dc across row. Turn. Do no chain 1.
Row 3: slip stitch across row to finish.
Because this bag strap is worked “sideways”, it prevents the pull of the stitches as an added sturdy strap bonus!
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You may also like this Tunisian stitch strap worked with a regular crochet hook.
Watch the video tutorial of these 4 steps below.